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Nirmala Sitharaman said : “The situation before us in March was clearly about putting lives before livelihood. When the PM announced the Janata Curfew, he said it was a preventive remedy and did not know how long it will last. Naturally, the lockdown impacted businesses and financial market. But did we just sit and watch? No,” External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, September 20, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said ( about Rajiv Gandhi ) : "Congress has a laundry list of questions to answer. We raise questions on the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation because the Congress party's deeds demand the question," External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, September 20, 2020 4:44:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "Questions have been raised as to why a second fund is needed. The Companies Bill was passed in 2013 during the UPA regime. In its original Schedule 7 Section 135 (IX), it was written that contribution can be made to the PMNRF or any other fund set up by the central government or the state governments for the socio-economic development and relief and funds for SC/ST, women etc," "The visionary leadership of UPA had included these provisions and not us. Further, the UPA deleted the state government's funds in February 2014," External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, September 20, 2020 4:44:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "Parliament has cleared bills to reform agriculture sector. Farmers are now free to choose where and at what price they would sell their products. Farmers were demanding this for decades. MSP shall continue. APMCs (Agricultural Produce Market Committee) remain," External link

news18 Sunday, September 20, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “In order to provide relief to small businessmen, it is proposed to provide exemption to an individual and HUF [Hindu Undivided Family] who receives less than Rs 5 lakh and furnishes PAN/Aadhaar,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 20, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "So, for comprehensive corporate insolvency resolution and liquidation we felt it was necessary that the insolvency of the corporate debtor as well as its guarantors are considered together to whatever extent it is possible," External link

asianage Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "between sessions if there is a need for ordinance because the ground situation demands it, I would think a responsive government's duty is to at least use the ordinance to show that we are there with the people of India" "So to that extent, I am sure the House will appreciate that as and when the government decides for ordinance it is because of that, and whenever the next session happens we come back," External link

asianage Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “The important point is that serious offences, called non-compoundable offences, from 2013 and today, the number of such offences will remain 35. These include fraud, injury to public interest or deceit,” External link

economictimes Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated PMGKRA for migrant labourers who came back to their villages during the coronavirus-induced lockdown. This scheme was introduced on June 20 this year and will be effective for 125 days. The minister said 116 districts spread across six states - Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan are benefiting from this scheme. The selection of the districts was made on the basis of the return of at least 25,000 migrant labourers to the concerned districts by May 30. After the launch of PMGKRA, there were demands from Tripura and Chhattisgarh to include more districts but it was not entertained. In the case of West Bengal, there was no data shared by the state government then how could the districts of the state be included in the scheme," External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "To ensure there is transparency in tax administration, that is why we are putting it (faceless scheme) in law," External link

news18 Saturday, September 19, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “The amendments have been introduced to further strengthen the IFSC, it should not be viewed negatively,” External link

economictimes Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "The situation before us in March was clearly about putting lives before livelihood. When the PM announced the Janata Curfew, he said it was a preventive remedy and did not know how long it will last. Naturally, the lockdown impacted businesses and financial market. But did we just sit and watch? No," External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, September 19, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "The corporate debtor often has guarantors. So for comprehensive corporate insolvency resolution and liquidation we felt it was necessary that the insolvency of the corporate debtor as well as its guarantors are considered together to whatever extent it is possible," External link

business-standard Saturday, September 19, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "between sessions if there is a need for ordinance because the ground situation demands it, I would think a responsive government's duty is to at least use the ordinance to show that we are there with the people of India" "So to that extent I am sure the House will appreciate that as and when the government decides for ordinance it is because of that, and whenever the next session happens we come back," External link

business-standard Saturday, September 19, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "I am very happy. Everybody would have liked forced measures in extraordinary circumstances using a Latin phrase. But a Finance Minister saying Act of God, then it is being taken in humour," "Forced measures in court for my client is very well but not Act of God because it is minister ... who looks like my neighbourhood auntie so how can she ever say this. I like this condescension. If you can invoke forced measures in courts and if internationally everybody is talking the impact of a pandemic for which we don't have a vaccine till today... To twist what I have said to say that the Centre is reneging its responsibility. This is an irresponsible comment towards responsible government led by PM Modi," External link

asianage Saturday, September 19, 2020 8:18:00 AM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "We are not contemplating on increasing taxes to make up for what we gave (as stimulus)," External link

business-standard Saturday, September 19, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “Centre is not reneging… The GST Council will take a call on how the gap (deficit in the compensation cess fund) will be met… It will take a call on the borrowing,” External link

economictimes Friday, September 18, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “Centre is not reneging… The GST Council will take a call on how the gap (deficit in the compensation cess fund) will be met… It will take a call on the borrowing,” External link

economictimes Friday, September 18, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "We are not contemplating on increasing taxes to make up for what we gave (as stimulus)," External link

timesofindia Friday, September 18, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “We are not doing anything to touch state cooperatives, we are not doing anything to primary agricultural credit societies, we are not doing anything to touch cooperative societies whose primary object and business is providing long-term finance for agricultural development,” External link

economictimes Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “During the budget session in March, we introduced this bill in order to have the amendments brought in so that depositors’ interest will be taken care of. But unfortunately, during the budget session, we could not have this bill passed,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 16, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “During the budget session in March, we introduced this bill in order to have the amendments brought in so that depositors’ interest will be taken care of. But unfortunately, during the budget session, we could not have this bill passed,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "We are not doing anything to touch state cooperatives, we are not doing anything to primary agricultural credit societies, we are not doing anything to touch cooperative societies whose primary object and business is providing long-term finance for agricultural development," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "We are not doing anything to touch state cooperatives, we are not doing anything to primary agricultural credit societies, we are not doing anything to touch cooperative societies whose primary object and business is providing long-term finance for agricultural development," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "For the last two years, depositors of cooperative banks and small banks are facing problems. We are trying to bring this amendment in order to protect the depositors. Because these banks have fallen into hard days requiring therefore the regulator to bring a moratorium and to solve the problem seems to consume all the time. During the budget session in March, we introduced this bill in order to have the amendments brought in so that depositors' interest will be taken care of. But unfortunately, during the budget session, we could not have this bill passed," External link

manilametro Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “We are trying to bring this amendment to protect the depositors. As in some unfortunate situation in banks, depositors are put to hardship,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:15:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "We are not doing anything to touch state cooperatives, we are not doing anything to primary agricultural credit societies, we are not doing anything to touch cooperative societies whose primary object and business is providing long-term finance for agricultural development," External link

news18 Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “For the last two years, depositors of cooperative banks and small banks are facing problems. We are trying to bring this amendment in order to protect the depositors. Because these banks have fallen into hard days requiring therefore the regulator to bring a moratorium and to solve the problem seems to consume all the time. During the budget session in March, we introduced this bill in order to have the amendments brought in so that depositors’ interest will be taken care of. But unfortunately, during the budget session, we could not have this bill passed,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said ( about Amendment Bill ) : "Yes, we did come up with the Bill (in March 2020) and subsequently an ordinance was passed because the session was not on to consider the bill, discuss the bill and then pass it. Ordinance became a necessity," "We were going through pandemic and there was stress in several cooperative banks and as a result of which it was felt that till we clear the bill there should not have a situation where many of the cooperative banks should suffer and therefore we brought in an ordinance in place with the essential features of the bill which was tabled in the house in March," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said ( about Amendment Bill ) : "As a result of it, it was felt that till we clear the Bill, there should not be a situation where many of the cooperative banks would suffer and, therefore we brought in an ordinance with essential features of the Bill which was tabled in the House in March," External link

business-standard Tuesday, September 15, 2020 5:06:00 AM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said ( about Amendment Bill ) : "Yes, we did come up with the Bill (in March 2020) and subsequently an ordinance was passed because the session was not on to consider the bill, discuss the bill and then pass it… ordinance became a necessity," "We were going through pandemic and there was stress in several cooperative banks and as a result of which it was felt that till we clear the bill there should not have a situation where many of the cooperative banks should suffer and therefore we brought in an ordinance in place with the essential features of the bill which was tabled in the house in March," External link

news18 Monday, September 14, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman added : “As bulk drug export, India manufactures life-saving drugs. Cost for these drugs are so low that they are available to all. Raw material for these drugs is also produced in India. India will have six large pharmaceuticals-producing areas. We have made sure to give incentives to people for setting up business. India’s strength being brought back through Atmanirbhar Bharat package,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, September 12, 2020 6:35:00 AM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "At this stage, the catalysts for economic revival, the catalysts who have the pulse of every one of their customers, are banks," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “At this stage, the catalysts for economic revival, the catalysts who have the pulse of every one of their customers, are banks,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 10, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "It is your duty to know about the schemes that the government passes to customers through you. I would want to be sure that your staff at every level has at least some idea of what are the government schemes being passed through you to citizens," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “It is your duty to know about the schemes that the government passes to customers through you. I would want to be sure that your staff at every level has at least some idea of what are the government schemes being passed through you to citizens,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “This would prevent a disruption in their employment,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 8, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "Compared to 24 Aug 2020, there is an increase of Rs 5,022.06 crore in the cumulative amount of loans sanctioned & an increase of Rs 7,786.16 crore in the cumulative amount of loans disbursed by both #PSBs and private sector banks combined as on 03 Sept 2020," External link

business-standard Monday, September 7, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "Compared to 24 Aug 2020, there is an increase of Rs 5,022.06 crore in the cumulative amount of loans sanctioned & an increase of Rs 7,786.16 crore in the cumulative amount of loans disbursed by both #PSBs and private sector banks combined as on 03 Sept 2020," External link

newindianexpress Monday, September 7, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman stated : "There are no instructions from the finance ministry to banks and ATMs to remove regional languages. We encourage use of regional languages" External link

timesofindia Monday, September 7, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "India's commitment to reform is taken seriously by investors abroad and they take India to be a very desirable destination, otherwise we wouldn't be seeing good amount of FDI coming even during the pandemic time when India, as many of our critics would say, had the strictest lockdown," External link

timesofindia Monday, September 7, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “India’s commitment to reform is taken seriously by investors abroad and they take India to be a very desirable destination, otherwise we wouldn’t be seeing good amount of FDI coming even during the pandemic time when India, as many of our critics would say, had the strictest lockdown,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, September 6, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “India’s commitment to reform is taken seriously by investors abroad and they take India to be a very desirable destination, otherwise we wouldn’t be seeing good amount of FDI coming even during the pandemic time when India, as many of our critics would say, had the strictest lockdown,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, September 5, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "Some states have shown extraordinary energy in putting together action plans and making sure that reforms happen. States have embraced the true spirit behind the State Business Reforms Action Plan," External link

business-standard Saturday, September 5, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "India's commitment to reform is taken seriously by investors abroad and they take India to be a very desirable destination, otherwise we wouldn't be seeing good amount of FDI coming even during the pandemic time when India, as many of our critics would say, had the strictest lockdown," External link

timesofindia Saturday, September 5, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “I am not saying that people did it (reduced rates) thoughtlessly, but in the enthusiasm to reduce taxes, that framework which was originally agreed at stage one of GST was distorted,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, August 30, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "This year we are facing an extraordinary situation that even below 10 per cent approximate estimation you are facing an 'Act of God' which might even result in a contraction of the economy...," External link

timesofindia Saturday, August 29, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "This year we are facing an extraordinary situation that even below 10 per cent approximate estimation you are facing an 'Act of God' which might even result in a contraction of the economy...," External link

timesofindia Saturday, August 29, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “We shall facilitate the process (by) talking to the Reserve Bank and getting it at a G-Sec linked (proportionate number of years) rates for all the states so that each state doesn’t have to go running for the loan and face different situations,” External link

financialexpress Friday, August 28, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “It is based on the GST Council’s decision and the loans are tied to the cess collection after the fifth year. So there are all these instrumentalities through which the lender would be assured” External link

financialexpress Friday, August 28, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “This means that we may again have a very brief meeting of the Council (after seven working days).. as states’ responses are in, we would take a call,” External link

financialexpress Friday, August 28, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “We shall facilitate talking to the reserve bank and getting it at a G-sec linked (proportionate number of years) rate for all states so that each state doesn’t have to go running for the loan and face different situations,” External link

expressindia Friday, August 28, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "the interest from borrowing would be repaid from the cess collected in the years beyond the first five years of GST implementation" "There will be no additional burden on the states," External link

risingkashmir Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:52:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “There may be some states which may prefer to get hard-wired compensation rather than going to the market to borrow more. Option was tailor-made considering that states can take a call depending on compensation they expect to come,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "the interest from borrowing would be repaid from the cess collected in the years beyond the first five years of GST implementation" "There will be no additional burden on the states," External link

news18 Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "This year we are facing an extraordinary situation... we are facing an act of God which might even result in a contraction of the economy, to what percent I am not getting into that," External link

timesofindia Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “This year we are facing an extraordinary situation that even below 10 per cent approximate estimation you are facing an ‘Act of God’ which might even result in a contraction of the economy…,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “the interest from borrowing would be repaid from the cess collected in the years beyond the first five years of GST implementation” External link

expressindia Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “These options will be available only during current year. The situation will be reviewed next year in April and decision made on what is best for the country,” External link

expressindia Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “We very clearly said in both the options… that we shall facilitate talking to the Reserve Bank and getting it at a G-Sec proportionate number of years linked rate for all the states so that each state does not have to go running for the loan and face different situations and in the process the bond yields (turn) higher. So, we said we will facilitate it, but the borrowing can be done in the name of the states and all states roughly can get the same rate of interest,” External link

expressindia Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "This year we are facing an extraordinary situation... we are facing an act of God which might even result in a contraction of the economy, to what percent I am not getting into that," External link

timesofindia Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "Once the arrangement is agreed upon by GST Council, we can proceed fast and clear these dues and also take care of the rest of financial year," External link

irishsun Thursday, August 27, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “Compensation gap which has arisen this year (expected to be Rs 2.35 lakh crore). This shortfall is due to Covid-19 as well. Shortfall in compensation due to implementation of GST has been estimated to be Rs 97,000 crore,” External link

expressindia Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “Since two-wheelers are neither a luxury nor a sin product, they merit a rate revision. Consequently, this will be taken up with the GST Council,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “Since two-wheelers are neither a luxury nor a sin product, they merit a rate revision. Consequently, this will be taken up with the GST Council,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, August 26, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "Structural reforms (are) key priority for the government, reflected in government announcements to address COVID-19 challenges," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, August 25, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "Some sectors such as tourism, real estate, hospitality, airlines have been affected disproportionately. Domestic revenue generation is a concern," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, August 25, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “In order to ease the GST compliance burden during the COVID-19 crisis, the government introduced several relaxations” External link

financialexpress Monday, August 24, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman disse : "Os trabalhadores migrantes que não têm cartões de racionamento receberão 5 quilos de cereais por pessoa e um quilo de legumes por família por dois meses. Cerca de 80 milhões de pessoas se beneficiarão com isso" External link

uol Friday, May 15, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman disse : "Os trabalhadores migrantes que não têm cartões de racionamento receberão 5 quilos de cereais por pessoa e um quilo de legumes por família por dois meses. Cerca de 80 milhões de pessoas se beneficiarão com isso" External link

noticias-r7 Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman disse : "Estamos respondendo às necessidades imediatas de confinamento para as pessoas que mais precisam dessas medidas, pobres, idosos, mulheres e trabalhadores" External link

noticias-r7 Friday, March 27, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman souligné : “Il ne faut pas que les gens mettent leur santé en danger juste pour se mettre en règle avec le fisc” External link

courrierinternational Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT



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Nirmala Sitharaman said : “The situation before us in March was clearly about putting lives before livelihood. When the PM announced the Janata Curfew, he said it was a preventive remedy and did not know how long it will last. Naturally, the lockdown impacted businesses and financial market. But did we just sit and watch? No,” External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, September 20, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said ( about Rajiv Gandhi ) : "Congress has a laundry list of questions to answer. We raise questions on the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation because the Congress party's deeds demand the question," External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, September 20, 2020 4:44:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "Questions have been raised as to why a second fund is needed. The Companies Bill was passed in 2013 during the UPA regime. In its original Schedule 7 Section 135 (IX), it was written that contribution can be made to the PMNRF or any other fund set up by the central government or the state governments for the socio-economic development and relief and funds for SC/ST, women etc," "The visionary leadership of UPA had included these provisions and not us. Further, the UPA deleted the state government's funds in February 2014," External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, September 20, 2020 4:44:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "Parliament has cleared bills to reform agriculture sector. Farmers are now free to choose where and at what price they would sell their products. Farmers were demanding this for decades. MSP shall continue. APMCs (Agricultural Produce Market Committee) remain," External link

news18 Sunday, September 20, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “In order to provide relief to small businessmen, it is proposed to provide exemption to an individual and HUF [Hindu Undivided Family] who receives less than Rs 5 lakh and furnishes PAN/Aadhaar,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 20, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "So, for comprehensive corporate insolvency resolution and liquidation we felt it was necessary that the insolvency of the corporate debtor as well as its guarantors are considered together to whatever extent it is possible," External link

asianage Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "between sessions if there is a need for ordinance because the ground situation demands it, I would think a responsive government's duty is to at least use the ordinance to show that we are there with the people of India" "So to that extent, I am sure the House will appreciate that as and when the government decides for ordinance it is because of that, and whenever the next session happens we come back," External link

asianage Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “The important point is that serious offences, called non-compoundable offences, from 2013 and today, the number of such offences will remain 35. These include fraud, injury to public interest or deceit,” External link

economictimes Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated PMGKRA for migrant labourers who came back to their villages during the coronavirus-induced lockdown. This scheme was introduced on June 20 this year and will be effective for 125 days. The minister said 116 districts spread across six states - Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan are benefiting from this scheme. The selection of the districts was made on the basis of the return of at least 25,000 migrant labourers to the concerned districts by May 30. After the launch of PMGKRA, there were demands from Tripura and Chhattisgarh to include more districts but it was not entertained. In the case of West Bengal, there was no data shared by the state government then how could the districts of the state be included in the scheme," External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "To ensure there is transparency in tax administration, that is why we are putting it (faceless scheme) in law," External link

news18 Saturday, September 19, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “The amendments have been introduced to further strengthen the IFSC, it should not be viewed negatively,” External link

economictimes Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "The situation before us in March was clearly about putting lives before livelihood. When the PM announced the Janata Curfew, he said it was a preventive remedy and did not know how long it will last. Naturally, the lockdown impacted businesses and financial market. But did we just sit and watch? No," External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, September 19, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "The corporate debtor often has guarantors. So for comprehensive corporate insolvency resolution and liquidation we felt it was necessary that the insolvency of the corporate debtor as well as its guarantors are considered together to whatever extent it is possible," External link

business-standard Saturday, September 19, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "between sessions if there is a need for ordinance because the ground situation demands it, I would think a responsive government's duty is to at least use the ordinance to show that we are there with the people of India" "So to that extent I am sure the House will appreciate that as and when the government decides for ordinance it is because of that, and whenever the next session happens we come back," External link

business-standard Saturday, September 19, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "I am very happy. Everybody would have liked forced measures in extraordinary circumstances using a Latin phrase. But a Finance Minister saying Act of God, then it is being taken in humour," "Forced measures in court for my client is very well but not Act of God because it is minister ... who looks like my neighbourhood auntie so how can she ever say this. I like this condescension. If you can invoke forced measures in courts and if internationally everybody is talking the impact of a pandemic for which we don't have a vaccine till today... To twist what I have said to say that the Centre is reneging its responsibility. This is an irresponsible comment towards responsible government led by PM Modi," External link

asianage Saturday, September 19, 2020 8:18:00 AM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "We are not contemplating on increasing taxes to make up for what we gave (as stimulus)," External link

business-standard Saturday, September 19, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “Centre is not reneging… The GST Council will take a call on how the gap (deficit in the compensation cess fund) will be met… It will take a call on the borrowing,” External link

economictimes Friday, September 18, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “Centre is not reneging… The GST Council will take a call on how the gap (deficit in the compensation cess fund) will be met… It will take a call on the borrowing,” External link

economictimes Friday, September 18, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "We are not contemplating on increasing taxes to make up for what we gave (as stimulus)," External link

timesofindia Friday, September 18, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “We are not doing anything to touch state cooperatives, we are not doing anything to primary agricultural credit societies, we are not doing anything to touch cooperative societies whose primary object and business is providing long-term finance for agricultural development,” External link

economictimes Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “During the budget session in March, we introduced this bill in order to have the amendments brought in so that depositors’ interest will be taken care of. But unfortunately, during the budget session, we could not have this bill passed,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 16, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “During the budget session in March, we introduced this bill in order to have the amendments brought in so that depositors’ interest will be taken care of. But unfortunately, during the budget session, we could not have this bill passed,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "We are not doing anything to touch state cooperatives, we are not doing anything to primary agricultural credit societies, we are not doing anything to touch cooperative societies whose primary object and business is providing long-term finance for agricultural development," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "We are not doing anything to touch state cooperatives, we are not doing anything to primary agricultural credit societies, we are not doing anything to touch cooperative societies whose primary object and business is providing long-term finance for agricultural development," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "For the last two years, depositors of cooperative banks and small banks are facing problems. We are trying to bring this amendment in order to protect the depositors. Because these banks have fallen into hard days requiring therefore the regulator to bring a moratorium and to solve the problem seems to consume all the time. During the budget session in March, we introduced this bill in order to have the amendments brought in so that depositors' interest will be taken care of. But unfortunately, during the budget session, we could not have this bill passed," External link

manilametro Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “We are trying to bring this amendment to protect the depositors. As in some unfortunate situation in banks, depositors are put to hardship,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:15:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "We are not doing anything to touch state cooperatives, we are not doing anything to primary agricultural credit societies, we are not doing anything to touch cooperative societies whose primary object and business is providing long-term finance for agricultural development," External link

news18 Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “For the last two years, depositors of cooperative banks and small banks are facing problems. We are trying to bring this amendment in order to protect the depositors. Because these banks have fallen into hard days requiring therefore the regulator to bring a moratorium and to solve the problem seems to consume all the time. During the budget session in March, we introduced this bill in order to have the amendments brought in so that depositors’ interest will be taken care of. But unfortunately, during the budget session, we could not have this bill passed,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said ( about Amendment Bill ) : "Yes, we did come up with the Bill (in March 2020) and subsequently an ordinance was passed because the session was not on to consider the bill, discuss the bill and then pass it. Ordinance became a necessity," "We were going through pandemic and there was stress in several cooperative banks and as a result of which it was felt that till we clear the bill there should not have a situation where many of the cooperative banks should suffer and therefore we brought in an ordinance in place with the essential features of the bill which was tabled in the house in March," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said ( about Amendment Bill ) : "As a result of it, it was felt that till we clear the Bill, there should not be a situation where many of the cooperative banks would suffer and, therefore we brought in an ordinance with essential features of the Bill which was tabled in the House in March," External link

business-standard Tuesday, September 15, 2020 5:06:00 AM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said ( about Amendment Bill ) : "Yes, we did come up with the Bill (in March 2020) and subsequently an ordinance was passed because the session was not on to consider the bill, discuss the bill and then pass it… ordinance became a necessity," "We were going through pandemic and there was stress in several cooperative banks and as a result of which it was felt that till we clear the bill there should not have a situation where many of the cooperative banks should suffer and therefore we brought in an ordinance in place with the essential features of the bill which was tabled in the house in March," External link

news18 Monday, September 14, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman added : “As bulk drug export, India manufactures life-saving drugs. Cost for these drugs are so low that they are available to all. Raw material for these drugs is also produced in India. India will have six large pharmaceuticals-producing areas. We have made sure to give incentives to people for setting up business. India’s strength being brought back through Atmanirbhar Bharat package,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, September 12, 2020 6:35:00 AM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "At this stage, the catalysts for economic revival, the catalysts who have the pulse of every one of their customers, are banks," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “At this stage, the catalysts for economic revival, the catalysts who have the pulse of every one of their customers, are banks,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 10, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "It is your duty to know about the schemes that the government passes to customers through you. I would want to be sure that your staff at every level has at least some idea of what are the government schemes being passed through you to citizens," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “It is your duty to know about the schemes that the government passes to customers through you. I would want to be sure that your staff at every level has at least some idea of what are the government schemes being passed through you to citizens,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “This would prevent a disruption in their employment,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 8, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "Compared to 24 Aug 2020, there is an increase of Rs 5,022.06 crore in the cumulative amount of loans sanctioned & an increase of Rs 7,786.16 crore in the cumulative amount of loans disbursed by both #PSBs and private sector banks combined as on 03 Sept 2020," External link

business-standard Monday, September 7, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "Compared to 24 Aug 2020, there is an increase of Rs 5,022.06 crore in the cumulative amount of loans sanctioned & an increase of Rs 7,786.16 crore in the cumulative amount of loans disbursed by both #PSBs and private sector banks combined as on 03 Sept 2020," External link

newindianexpress Monday, September 7, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman stated : "There are no instructions from the finance ministry to banks and ATMs to remove regional languages. We encourage use of regional languages" External link

timesofindia Monday, September 7, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "India's commitment to reform is taken seriously by investors abroad and they take India to be a very desirable destination, otherwise we wouldn't be seeing good amount of FDI coming even during the pandemic time when India, as many of our critics would say, had the strictest lockdown," External link

timesofindia Monday, September 7, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “India’s commitment to reform is taken seriously by investors abroad and they take India to be a very desirable destination, otherwise we wouldn’t be seeing good amount of FDI coming even during the pandemic time when India, as many of our critics would say, had the strictest lockdown,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, September 6, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “India’s commitment to reform is taken seriously by investors abroad and they take India to be a very desirable destination, otherwise we wouldn’t be seeing good amount of FDI coming even during the pandemic time when India, as many of our critics would say, had the strictest lockdown,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, September 5, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "Some states have shown extraordinary energy in putting together action plans and making sure that reforms happen. States have embraced the true spirit behind the State Business Reforms Action Plan," External link

business-standard Saturday, September 5, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "India's commitment to reform is taken seriously by investors abroad and they take India to be a very desirable destination, otherwise we wouldn't be seeing good amount of FDI coming even during the pandemic time when India, as many of our critics would say, had the strictest lockdown," External link

timesofindia Saturday, September 5, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “I am not saying that people did it (reduced rates) thoughtlessly, but in the enthusiasm to reduce taxes, that framework which was originally agreed at stage one of GST was distorted,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, August 30, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "This year we are facing an extraordinary situation that even below 10 per cent approximate estimation you are facing an 'Act of God' which might even result in a contraction of the economy...," External link

timesofindia Saturday, August 29, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "This year we are facing an extraordinary situation that even below 10 per cent approximate estimation you are facing an 'Act of God' which might even result in a contraction of the economy...," External link

timesofindia Saturday, August 29, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “We shall facilitate the process (by) talking to the Reserve Bank and getting it at a G-Sec linked (proportionate number of years) rates for all the states so that each state doesn’t have to go running for the loan and face different situations,” External link

financialexpress Friday, August 28, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “It is based on the GST Council’s decision and the loans are tied to the cess collection after the fifth year. So there are all these instrumentalities through which the lender would be assured” External link

financialexpress Friday, August 28, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “This means that we may again have a very brief meeting of the Council (after seven working days).. as states’ responses are in, we would take a call,” External link

financialexpress Friday, August 28, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “We shall facilitate talking to the reserve bank and getting it at a G-sec linked (proportionate number of years) rate for all states so that each state doesn’t have to go running for the loan and face different situations,” External link

expressindia Friday, August 28, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "the interest from borrowing would be repaid from the cess collected in the years beyond the first five years of GST implementation" "There will be no additional burden on the states," External link

risingkashmir Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:52:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “There may be some states which may prefer to get hard-wired compensation rather than going to the market to borrow more. Option was tailor-made considering that states can take a call depending on compensation they expect to come,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "the interest from borrowing would be repaid from the cess collected in the years beyond the first five years of GST implementation" "There will be no additional burden on the states," External link

news18 Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "This year we are facing an extraordinary situation... we are facing an act of God which might even result in a contraction of the economy, to what percent I am not getting into that," External link

timesofindia Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “This year we are facing an extraordinary situation that even below 10 per cent approximate estimation you are facing an ‘Act of God’ which might even result in a contraction of the economy…,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “the interest from borrowing would be repaid from the cess collected in the years beyond the first five years of GST implementation” External link

expressindia Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “These options will be available only during current year. The situation will be reviewed next year in April and decision made on what is best for the country,” External link

expressindia Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “We very clearly said in both the options… that we shall facilitate talking to the Reserve Bank and getting it at a G-Sec proportionate number of years linked rate for all the states so that each state does not have to go running for the loan and face different situations and in the process the bond yields (turn) higher. So, we said we will facilitate it, but the borrowing can be done in the name of the states and all states roughly can get the same rate of interest,” External link

expressindia Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "This year we are facing an extraordinary situation... we are facing an act of God which might even result in a contraction of the economy, to what percent I am not getting into that," External link

timesofindia Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "Once the arrangement is agreed upon by GST Council, we can proceed fast and clear these dues and also take care of the rest of financial year," External link

irishsun Thursday, August 27, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “Compensation gap which has arisen this year (expected to be Rs 2.35 lakh crore). This shortfall is due to Covid-19 as well. Shortfall in compensation due to implementation of GST has been estimated to be Rs 97,000 crore,” External link

expressindia Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “Since two-wheelers are neither a luxury nor a sin product, they merit a rate revision. Consequently, this will be taken up with the GST Council,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “Since two-wheelers are neither a luxury nor a sin product, they merit a rate revision. Consequently, this will be taken up with the GST Council,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, August 26, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "Structural reforms (are) key priority for the government, reflected in government announcements to address COVID-19 challenges," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, August 25, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : "Some sectors such as tourism, real estate, hospitality, airlines have been affected disproportionately. Domestic revenue generation is a concern," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, August 25, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman said : “In order to ease the GST compliance burden during the COVID-19 crisis, the government introduced several relaxations” External link

financialexpress Monday, August 24, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman disse : "Os trabalhadores migrantes que não têm cartões de racionamento receberão 5 quilos de cereais por pessoa e um quilo de legumes por família por dois meses. Cerca de 80 milhões de pessoas se beneficiarão com isso" External link

uol Friday, May 15, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman disse : "Os trabalhadores migrantes que não têm cartões de racionamento receberão 5 quilos de cereais por pessoa e um quilo de legumes por família por dois meses. Cerca de 80 milhões de pessoas se beneficiarão com isso" External link

noticias-r7 Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman disse : "Estamos respondendo às necessidades imediatas de confinamento para as pessoas que mais precisam dessas medidas, pobres, idosos, mulheres e trabalhadores" External link

noticias-r7 Friday, March 27, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Nirmala Sitharaman souligné : “Il ne faut pas que les gens mettent leur santé en danger juste pour se mettre en règle avec le fisc” External link

courrierinternational Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister for commerce1.69%EN08/30/201630/08/2016
indian minister for commerce and industry0.85%EN05/31/201631/05/2016
spokesperson89.83%EN12/04/201304/12/2013
spokeswoman5.08%EN10/29/201329/10/2013
national spokesperson2.54%EN07/27/201327/07/2013
Names Lang Count
Nirmala SitharamanEN97.27%
Nirmala SitharamanFR1.43%
Nirmala SitharamanPT0.71%
Nirmala SitharamanSA0.59%


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